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coal mine

  1. a mine or pit from which coal is obtained.
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Origin of coal mine

First recorded in 1605–15
Related formscoal miner, nouncoal mining, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for coal mine

Historical Examples

  • Now, if a coal-mine could be put into one's waistcoat pocket—but it can't!


    Joseph Conrad

  • An employee at a coal-mine in Ohio is reported to have died from overwork.

  • But time passed on, and it was Davie's last day in the coal-mine.

    Parables from Flowers

    Gertrude P. Dyer

  • He told him about the coal-mine speculation and M. Dambreuse's proposal.

  • The only reason for its building was a coal-mine boom that petered out.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm